Through Team Cure SMA, athletes from across the country train for endurance events while raising money for Cure SMA and awareness of SMA.

Making Moves with Team Cure SMA

Join our endurance program! Team Cure SMA connects runners and cyclists with Cure SMA. Right now, you can sign up to participate in a marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K race. Team Cure SMA race participants—veterans and newbies alike—can expect to receive exclusive endurance gear, comprehensive training programs, and fundraising guidance every step of the way.

To get started with Team Cure SMA, please contact Alyssa Zavislak with questions or for more information.

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Upcoming Team Cure SMA Events!



Why Run for Team Cure SMA?

The reason why someone chooses to take on 3 miles or 26.2 is different, but the emotional journey to the finish line is the same: to set a goal for yourself and finish a race with Team Cure SMA.

Do you want to run for a cause? Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of SMA—a disease that takes away a person’s ability to walk, eat, or breathe. At Cure SMA, everything from our funding priorities to our day-to-day decisions are driven by our mission to support the SMA community today and in the future. We fund and direct comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, while also providing individuals with SMA and their families the support they need for today.

Every mile you run, and dollar you raise, helps us fund programs such as:

  • $1,000 funds one week of an SMA research project to develop new treatments.

  • $500 funds a registration scholarship for attendance to the Annual SMA Conference at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.

  • $250 funds a care package for a newly diagnosed family.

  • $100 funds one telescoping ramp for our equipment pool for someone in need.

Benefits of Joining

  • GEAR: Team Cure SMA apparel includes dry-fit racing shirts, fanny packs, fandanas, and more! These items will only be available to Team Cure SMA race participants.

  • TRAINING: Whether walking, running, or rolling your way through an endurance challenge, Cure SMA will provide the training schedule and support needed to help you reach your goal. You are not alone.

  • FUNDRAISING: Participants will receive tips and tricks to help maximize their fundraising efforts, including templated emails to share with connections, graphics to help promote your efforts on social, and ideas to get your community involved.

  • COMMUNITY: Participants will be a part of an online community of support to make sure they are reaching both their fundraising and fitness goals every step of the way!



How to Participate

  1. Sign up and join Team Cure SMA! Create a team, join a team, or register as an individual.
  2. Start fundraising and spreading the word. Ask your family or friends for support and share why you are joining Team Cure SMA!
  3. Train, run, and celebrate with us! Whether you are running a marathon or a 5K, celebrate those milestones with Team Cure SMA runners like you!

About Team Cure SMA

Team Cure SMA is an endurance program designed to connect runners and cyclists with Cure SMA. These athletes from across the country can choose to run or bike in an endurance event all while raising money and awareness for their favorite organization – Cure SMA.

Some of the most popular endurance events Team Cure SMA participants have participated in include the United Airlines New York City Half Marathon, Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, New Balance Falmouth Road Race, Michigan Titanium Triathlon, Chicago Half Marathon and 5K and the Flying Pig Marathon.

Check out Cure SMA’s event calendar to see all our upcoming endurance events and sign up today! Not a runner? No problem! Support the athletes fundraising for Cure SMA in your area by donating to a Team Cure SMA endurance event.